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Australian players form a huddle prior to the start of the International Test match between the Australian Hockeyroos and Korea at Perth Hockey Stadium on April 27, 2013 in Perth, Australia.

HOCKEY: The Australian Commonwealth Games Association has announced the Australian men’s and women’s hockey teams nominated by Hockey Australia for the Commonwealth Games, which begin next month in Glasgow. Both teams are looking to defend the titles won four years ago.

Jeremy Hawyard (left) and Mark Knowles (right) lift the World Cup after defeating the Netherlands 6-1 in The Hague.

HOCKEY: Australia’s men’s hockey team has been crowned world champions once again after an emphatic 6-1 win over World Cup hosts and Olympic silver medallists, the Netherlands.

Madonna Blyth poses during an Australian women's Hockeyroos hockey portrait session at on May 25, 2012 in Perth, Australia.

HOCKEY: Madonna Blyth is poised to become the second-most capped player in Hockeyroos' history heading into next month's women's hockey World Cup.

Australia celebrates their win against The Netherlands in the final of the 2012 Champions Trophy at State Netball Hockey Centre on December 9, 2012 in Melbourne, Australia.

HOCKEY: With Dutch goalkeeper Jaap Stockmann seemingly impenetrable in the final, it was always going to take something extraordinary for the Kookaburras to win the Champions Trophy.

Nathan Burgers poses with junior hockey players during an Australian Kookaburras training session at Shenton Park on April 18, 2012 in Perth, Australia.

HOCKEY: The Victorian women defeated NSW and the Queensland men overcame West Australia to take home the Australian Hockey League titles over the weekend.

Liam De Young of Australia celebrates scoring the first goal during the Men's Hockey match between Australia and Pakistan on Day 11 of the London 2012 Olympic Games.

HOCKEY: The Kookaburras will enter the semi finals full of confidence after an impressive win over Pakistan 7-0.

Mark Knowles poses during an Australian Men's Kookaburras hockey portrait session at AIS in 2012.

The Kookaburras are the number one team in the world and over the past few years have accrued nearly every possible accolade there is. But this July they are ready to trade it all in for one thing – Olympic gold.